Lili Reinhart insists candid new interview was about ‘depression’, not Cole Sprouse break-up


Lili Reinhart has clarified a new interview, in which she describes a ‘black tunnel’ of anguish, is about depression, not her split from Cole Sprouse.

The actress and her 28-year-old Riverdale co-star parted ways in May (2020) after dating for three years, and now the Hustlers star has sat down with Elle magazine for what appeared to be a candid discussion about the break-up, but on Tuesday (August 18, 2020), Reinhart took to Twitter to slam those looking for “clickbait” stories, insisting she was solely discussing her mental health issues.

“Quotes taken from my most recent interview are not about a ‘breakup’. They are about the depression I’ve felt over these last few months,” she tweeted. “Tired of people taking my words out of context and piecing together their own story for clickbait. I would never speak so candidly about something as personal as a break-up. That’s incredibly private. I was addressing my depression.”

In the interview, the 23 year old compares the last few months to a “black tunnel (that) was never going to end,” adding. “I couldn’t see the light. I was like, ‘I feel like I’m dying’.”

“It was f**king rough, and there’s no other way through it than just through it,” she added. “I’ve seen a lot of people when it comes to heartache and grief and break-ups, and they try to get that void filled with sex, with coke, with food, with drinking, (but) the void is still there. I took the road less travelled and just dealt with my s**t. I had to face my own pain head-on.”

Reinhart reveals she relied on therapy.

“The last couple of months have probably (been) the most emotional few months of my entire life,” she adds. “And my therapist told me, ‘Your body’s going through withdrawal from love. You’re used to having this exchange of happy chemicals between you and the person that you’re with’. In moments of my life, I have dropped every ounce of pride that I had just to be like, ‘Love me. Please take the pain away for a day, a second, an hour, just so I can feel that fix again’.”